The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 131 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.100% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 - -
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2778 2203 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 73.14% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 94 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 12 £256 -
Manchester -11 2 £455 +59.64% 1
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) System Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) HND
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Validation
8 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 3 (13.64%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
8 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (86.36%) Waterfall
3 7 (31.82%) System Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Open Source
8 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) DSDM
8 2 (9.09%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) HND
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe